Stocks Big Lots Inc

  • Cramer wanted to know if this retailer should be crowned discount king.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Boeing and Burger King popped while Manitowoc and Staples dropped.

  • The Dow rose for a sixth straight session Tuesday as stocks got a boost from an encouraging report on home prices and an unexpected jump in consumer confidence.

  • Stocks started the day higher Tuesday after an encouraging report on home prices, then soared even higher following an unexpected jump in consumer confidence.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a modestly higher open Tuesday, following the previous day's session in which the major averages finished with very little change.

  • Back to school

    How consumers behave during this year's back-to-school shopping season could give us our first taste of what's to come for the broader economy.

  • Vince Farrell

    It was quite a week to finish quite a month. The major averages were all up about 8% for the month of July and some of the economic news announced last week was even good enough to support the move.

  • Vince Farrell

    Will wonders never cease? The 20 city Case Shiller Home Price actually increased .5% in May versus the prior month. To be sure the numbers were still 17.1% below last years' but that is an improvement over the -18.1% of April and better than the consensus guess of a negative 17.9%.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

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    In this Web Extra, find out why shares of Credit Suisse and ConocoPhillips popped while Big Lots dropped. What's the trade?

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    Stocks snapped a two-day slide on Wednesday largely due to optimism about insurance firms and retailers.

  • Barry James calls himself "a bear with a bull mask on." The president of James Advantage Funds believes the market has bottomed, and the time is right for investors to get back into the stock market. He also thinks the rally will continue...

  • David Sowerby is a firm believer in the power of "the micro-aspects of individual companies."  The chief market analyst of Loomis Sayles says that power will ultimately triumph over the lack of investor confidence and over mis-guided government policies.

  • This school of investing is the one thing working in this market.

  • But are they enough?

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Morgan Stanley and Freeport-McMoRan popped while Liz Claiborne and US Bancorp dropped.

  • Due to the real estate downturn, retailers are able to expand and open new stores in places where renting land would once have been almost impossible.

  • The big story this morning is not the ADP report, which was bad, but the Chinese economy. Commodities are higher as Chinese February PMI rose for a 3rd month to 49, the highest since September.

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    Discount retailers are some of the few investments that work right now, but that doesn't include the whole group.

  • At yesterday's Power Lunch town hall, there was some good debate on whether buy and hold pays off in the long run.  Here is some of the analysis that fueled the discussion...